Connecting to the VPN using a Mac

After you install the VPN client for the first time, it should launch automatically. To launch it again, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Finder
  2. Click Applications
  3. Click Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client
  4. Type vpn.usyd.edu.au is in the Connect to: field
  5. In the Group field drop down menu, select the off-campus profile
  6. In the Username: field type your UniKey
  7. In the Password: field type your UniKey password
  8. Click Connect

When you have successfully launched the VPN client this icon will be displayed in the top of the screen:

vpn icon

You should now have access to the University network whilst off-campus.

To find out more about VPN connections, please see the Ask Sydney- ICT website.